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    1. Glucosamine Stops Knee Arthritis in Women

      March 15, 2004 -- The popular supplement glucosamine could do more than just ease arthritis knee pain. New research indicates that it may actually stop disease progression -- and possibly reverse it. In the latest of an ongoing series of studies, European researchers studied the effect of glucosamin

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    2. Glucosamine Ups Ibuprofen's Pain Relief

      Jan. 9, 2004 -- The supplement glucosamine seems to boost the pain relief from ibuprofen, suggesting a new combination approach to arthritis treatment. And while the study is preliminary, researchers say it's hopeful news that arthritis sufferers could reduce the amount of ibuprofen they take by als

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    3. Hydrotherapy Eases Osteoarthritis

      Nov. 24, 2003 -- Whether it's on land or in the water, resistance exercise can help people with osteoarthritis build strength and improve their mobility. A new study shows that both water-based (hydrotherapy) and traditional gym exercise programs can increase muscle strength and help people with ost

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    4. Chopstick Use May Lead to Aching Hands

      Oct. 24, 2003 -- Never quite mastered the art of using chopsticks? Don't fret; new research suggests that you may actually be doing your hands a favor by sticking with a fork. The study shows people who use chopsticks on a daily basis are more likely to develop hand osteoarthritis, the most common f

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    5. Health-Care Bias Not Just Black and White

      Oct. 1, 2003 -- Hundreds of studies have already documented that racial minorities often get lower-quality health care than whites -- even when they have similar incomes, age, condition severity, and insurance coverage. But the latest research to investigate these obvious disparities suggests the is

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    6. High Heels May Not Cause Knee Arthritis

      "Well, we have the cruel shoes, but no one would want ..." Anna interrupted, "Oh yes, let me see the cruel shoes!" -- Steve Martin, "Cruel Shoes" Sept. 29, 2003 -- High-heeled shoes may be cruel to your feet, but they aren't likely to give you knee arthritis. That's what Jill Dawson, PhD, and collea

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    7. Inflammation May Affect Osteoarthritis

      Aug. 1, 2003 -- New research is challenging the long-held notion that inflammation is not a cause of osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis. If confirmed, the early findings could have implications for the development of drugs that slow the progression of a joint disease that affects roug

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    8. Osteoarthritis Knee Exercise Bad in Some

      April 14, 2003 -- If you have knee osteoarthritis, exercise is good for you. But one often recommended exercise might make your disease worse, a new study suggests. The study already is controversial. It goes against what doctors often advise for patients with knee osteoarthritis. They say to build

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    9. Glucosamine for Knees -- Evidence Builds

      Jan. 27, 2003 - Many people swear by the supplement glucosamine to help ease their arthritic knee pain. But only recently has scientific evidence been appearing to back it up. Now, a new study not only adds to that evidence, but also gives a better understanding of how long it takes for glucosamine

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    10. No Pain, No Gain for Arthritis Patients

      --> Aug. 28, 2002 -- The old exercise adage, "no pain, no gain," may be especially true for people who suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee. New research shows the pain these people experience after exercise is only temporary, but the benefits are not. "Explaining to patients that the increased pa

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